Fall is here, and it won’t be long before the temperatures dip for enough down that it won’t be fit to be outside for man or beast. If you feel that the chill in the air is a little too much for you, you can be sure that the pests in your yard feel the same way and will be looking for a way in out of the cold. Of course, to them your home looks warm, inviting, and full of the food they need to get them through the fall and winter months. Reputable pest control can take care of that problem for you, but there are other ways that you can prepare for the autumn pests as well, read on below for a few of them.
Call in Pest Control
The number one way to prepare for pests to invade your home this autumn is by having a regularly scheduled visit planned out with your pest control company. If you have a company that comes out once a month, then you know that you are well covered and will have no problems with pests invading your home. An exterminator can catch the signs of infestation before they really get started and ensure that your home is protected all fall and winter long.
Seal Cracks and Crevices
Before it gets too cold, you need to walk around your property and inspect windows, doors, attics, and crawlspaces. If you see any spots where insects can get in, then you should have those sealed and blocked so that it’s not easy to get into your home. Inspecting the inside of your home is a good idea as well. Remember, not all pests are insects. Rodents look for places to ride out the chilly temps of fall and coldness of winter as well. Look under your sinks, behind washing machines and dryers, and anywhere else where a hole could be just big enough for a pest to slip through. Making sure to block all of the entrances will go a long way towards keeping your home pest free this autumn and upcoming winter.
Check Attics, Crawlspaces, and Basements
Many homeowners forget about the attics, crawlspaces, and basements when they are inspecting their homes in the autumn months. While Halloween is just around the corner, you really don’t want the creepy crawlies at your house to be real. Making sure to check these out of the way areas is a great way to make sure that the creepy crawlies don’t take up residence in your home this year.
Performing these types of checks on your home in the fall will save you a lot of hassle once the snow starts to fall. After all, no one wants to share their home with uninvited guests over the holidays, now do they. For more information on how to protect your home from autumn pests, make sure to contact the professionals at All About Ants today. Agents are standing by to help you.